Articles by Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons is the Chimes Campus News Co-Editor for the 2014-2015 school year. She is a senior studying Writing and International Development.

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Calvin students stand in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters

Over 100 Calvin students have signed a petition in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters, and like the movement they supp...

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Opinion: Why I Won’t “Smile, Baby”

 It was another summer day walking home from my internship. I was sweating in my slacks and long-sleeved shirt, and the...

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Opinion: Calvin’s Problem with Dating

If you ask someone how many people they’ve dated at Calvin, many will answer with how many boyfriends or girlfriends t...

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Student senate appoints four new senators

On Friday, after two sets of interviews and hours of deliberation, student senate appointed four first-year students to ...

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Opinion: ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ prompts giving – and that’s a good thing

I’ll admit: I rolled my eyes when the barrage of videos hit my Facebook feed. It seemed like so-called ‘slacktivism...

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Calvin loses intercessor, friend

This summer, after six years of heart problems, Calvin alum and friend Stephen Okeyo passed away at the age of 26. Okeyo...

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Opinion: You Can’t Do it All (but you can do something)

Three years ago this week, I was an incoming first year student, and I was going to do it all. There was always somethin...

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Commons dining hall introduces new concept dining

This fall, Commons Dining Hall unveiled a major redesign of the way it serves food. Rather than the traditional buffet-s...

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Calvin pays down $13 million in debt

As a part of a broader plan to reduce its current operating deficit and outstanding debt, Calvin College paid down $13 m...

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Le Roy joins discussion of discrimination and religious freedom

In June, Calvin College President Michael Le Roy and 138 other religious leaders signed a formal letter to President Oba...